Last updated at 4:48 am UTC on 3 November 2015
We're having (yet) another Camp Smalltalk on Vancouver Island! Just like the last one!
More details will be added as needed - look for some recommendations for hotels etc soon.
feel free to add your ride, accomodation tips or topics you would like to talk about.
2221 McGarrigle Road
- Dates: The
last weekend in April 2015, which is to say the 25th & 26th. first weekend in November 2015, which is to say the 6/7/8th.
- Location: The MakerSpace Nanaimo premises at
Nanaimo, BC V9S 4M4
On Google Maps this can be found at https://www.google.com/maps/place/2221+McGarrigle+Rd,+Nanaimo,+BC+V9S+4M4,+Canadafirstname.lastname@example.org,-123.9825641,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x5488a2288d17687f:0xacb6cc285f045d76
and you can add your own starting location to get directions.
- Contacts: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cost: Nada, nil, zilch, nothing. We'll be asking for small donations (think $10-20) to cover goodies and maybe make a donation to MakerSpace
- Transport Getting to the island isn't too hard but does need some thought. You can -
- fly to Victoria, Nanaimo or Comox or even Qualicum Beach. Or to Vancouver and (when weather permits) then ferry or even floatplane to Nanaimo. The floatplanes leave from the YVR south terminal and the cost is about the same as a taxi to Tsawwassen ferry terminal + walk-on ferry ticket. Nanaimo airport is quite a long way from town and frequently fogged in.
- BC Ferries (http://www.bcferries.com) to Nanaimo at either Duke Point or Departure Bay. The latter is much closer and therefore easier for us to arrange a lift, or simply cheaper for a taxi ride. Ferries can take cars but that can be expensive. It takes about 2hrs and in good weather the views are spectacular. You might even see Dolphins or Whales.
- shuttle service 26$ a ride to downtown from either Duke Point ferry terminal or Nanaimo Airport. http://www.nanaimoairporter.com/ or contact Sebastian he might pick you up.
- swim. But not recommended. See above mention of Whales. They're Orca. You are lunch.
- drive. If you have an amphibious vehicle, go for it.
- rough schedule (it shall be a familial event)
- Have fun
- Have more fun
- Planning a large Camp Smalltalk for next spring